Ole Anders Tandberg

Ole Anders Tandberg (born 1959) is a Norwegian-born theatre director and playwright. He is based in Stockholm.

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(Objekt ID 11174)
Object type Person
Born 1959
Functions Director, Dramatist/Playwright
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male
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Ole Anders Tandbergwas nominated for The Hedda Award 2000 in the best direction category for Et deilig sted* (A Lovely Place), produced by The National Theatre in 1999.

En vanlig dag i helvete* (An Ordinary Day in Hell), adapted for the theatre and directed by Ole Anders Tandberg for The National Theatre in 2008, won The Hedda Award 2009 in the category of production of the year.

The Hedda Jury reasoned as follows:

"Adaptions or dramatisations have become a popular theatre genre. Traditionally novels have been given new life onstage, but lately several movies have also ended as theatre. This year's winner of the production of the year category also is an adaption, but of an entirely different character. Not a single book, but a full, distinctly poetic universe is against all odds transferred to the stage, and there it has become a unique, original and independent work of art. The director has done the adaption himself, which is the key to the force of the performance, but the stage designer, the lighting designer and not least the seven participating actors made it a complex experience, one of a kind.

The production of the year award goes to En vanlig dag i helvete* (An Ordinary Day in Hell) at The National Theatre."

Ole Anders Tandberg received The Hedda Award 2019 in the best direction category for Shark Drunk, The Norwegian Touring Theatre in collaboration with The National Theatre. Shark Drunk was also nominated in the production of the year category.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Tandberg:

"When we know the basis for a production, we tend to think that we also know what to expect. But then theatre may surprise us completely and let us experience what we know as if we had never seen it. Daring effects can turn terribly wrong, but they can also at times give us art experiences of extraordinary quality. The director who gets the award has managed the extraordinary. Not just in his treatment of the text, but also by, down to detail, driving the production in waves between poetry and raw realism."

SOURCES:

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2009, www.sceneweb.no, 14.11.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/17951/The_Hedda_Award_2009-2009

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2000, www.sceneweb.no, 12.11.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23919/Heddaprisen_2000-2000

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.10.19, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2019

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award, www.sceneweb.no, 16.10.19, https://sceneweb.no/en/awarding/93019/The_Hedda_Award_2019-2019

 

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.10.19, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2019

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Artworks
Title Premiere Role
En vanlig dag i helvete* (An Ordinary Day in Hell) Script – Author